Dental stem cells are stem cells present within the teeth or other oral structures. They are commonly sourced from the dental pulp, the soft area within the center of the tooth. These stem cells have many uses related to tooth regeneration and repair. They also have the potential to be used across of range of regenerative medicine applications, addressing ailments from bone injuries to heart disease and arthritis. [Read more…]
Numerous induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived therapeutics are now being studied in preclinical and clinical trials to investigate their potential to produce functional cells capable of replacing damaged or dysfunctional tissues.
It is important to note that the early clinical trials of iPSCs—and the majority of them today—do not involve the transplant of iPSCs into humans. Rather, they involve the creation and evaluation of iPSC lines for clinical purposes. Within these trials, iPSC lines are created from specific patient populations to determine if these cell lines could be a good model for a disease of interest. [Read more…]
TUCSON, Ariz. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2020 — Avery Therapeutics, a Tucson-based company dedicated to advancing tissue-engineered therapeutics to treat diseases and injuries to human muscle, and I Peace, Inc., a Palo Alto-based biotech startup developing, mass-manufacturing, and commercializing Nobel Prize-wining technology of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), announced a service agreement to advance cell therapy for heart failure. Under the agreement, I Peace will generate and supply GMP-grade induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and related services to Avery Therapeutics. Avery Therapeutics will use the iPSCs to derive cells used in the manufacturing of MyCardia™. [Read more…]
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a unique type of stem cell that can be developed from somatic cells by inserting genes that transform them into an embryonic-like state. These artificially-developed pluripotent cells can proliferate and self-renew indefinitely in vitro, as well as differentiate into different types of specialized cells. [Read more…]
Sentien Biotechnologies Does First Subject in a Phase 1/2 Trial of its Ex Vivo MSC Therapy Against Severe COVID-19 at the University of New Mexico Hospital.
LEXINGTON, MA, NOVEMBER 23, 2020 — Sentien Biotechnologies, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel approaches to cell therapy, announced that the first subject has been enrolled in its Phase 1/2 study of SBI-101 for the treatment of severe COVID-19 at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospital. SBI-101, Sentien’s innovative cell-based therapy, is being evaluated in COVID-19 patients suffering from both acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). [Read more…]